iPhone 4S vs Samsung Galaxy S2 – I think Apple needs an iPhone 5 ASAP
15 October 2011
Conclusion: If you’re willing to accept a different OS, the Galaxy S2 can be a much better phone for the money – I know I work so much better on a 4 inch display than on a 3.5 inch – I don’t know why, it’s probably my minimum size, so switching from the iPhone 3G to a Droid and later G2X was the best thing I’ve ever done.
Mobility Digest Review: OtterBox Defender for iPhone 4S
14 October 2011
Excerpt: If you have been out today and standing in line for the Apple iPhone 4S then you may have noticed the displays of OtterBox Defender Cases for them displayed. The ultimate in protection, I have a series of reviews on the Defender Series including a full review of the iPhone 4 OtterBox Defender Case that you can read here .
Excerpt: Apple's latest touch-screen smartphone is with us already, delivered at incredible speed after its recent announcement. Rather fitting, given that the iPhone 4S is such a speedy and handsome package of lifestyle electronics, but can you justify the...
Excerpt: The iPhone 4S needs no introduction. It has sold so many pre-orders that it has already been declared a smash hit even before it was available for sale. Now, at long last, we’ve gotten our hands on one, and it lives up to the hype, and then some. The iPhone 4S isn’t the largest upgrade the iPhone series has ever seen, but nonetheless, in this time of transition for Apple, it proves that the company still has what it takes to make one of the greatest smartphones on the...
Pros: Still beautiful, much faster A5 dual core CPU, better camera and Siri.
Cons: No 4G, glass front and back more likely to crack if dropped.
Summary: If you want a huge screen and a new contoured design, the iPhone 4S isn’t going to meet all of your needs. But, if you want a solid smartphone that combines beautiful hardware with snappy and visually appealing software that is also intuitive, then the iPhone 4S delivers.
Excerpt: The most iconic and beloved smartphone in the world just got better. While it may not have been the Android-slaughtering superphone that many fans expected, the iPhone 4S brings a faster processor and graphics chip, Siri voice control, a backside-illuminated 8-megapixel camera that now shoots 1080p video, and a new “world phone” design that can operate on both CDMA and GSM networks, with faster HSPA+ speed on the latter.
Pros: Ultra-capable camera, Siri voice assistant is handy, novel, HSPA+ delivers speed boost, Same gorgeous Retina display, Solid, attractive design
Cons: Still nowhere near 4G LTE speeds, No expandable storage, replaceable battery, Fragile glass back necessitates case
Summary: While some early iPhone 4 adopters will likely be eligible for a new phone in the next few months, my suspicion is that iPhone 3GS users will be at the head of the upgrade line for the iPhone 4S. For those users, the iPhone 4S will be big deal. Sure, there’s a dramatic speed boost, but for my money the best feature they’ll gain is the shockingly bright and clear Retina display.
Apple adds a faster CPU, a better camera, and new software to a familiar looking phone — is it enough to make you buy?
11 October 2011
Summary: This is the easy part, kind of. If you're an owner of an older iPhone, or someone looking to switch to an iPhone from a different platform, there's never been a better Apple device to buy. The iPhone 4S is an astoundingly good phone. Between the hardware (both inside and out) and the software (iOS 5 as well as third party offerings), it's just kind of an awesome package.
Pros: Camera is stunning, Retina Display is still best in class, Siri software is incredibly cool and surprisingly useful
Cons: iOS is beginning to show its age, Improved 3G speeds don’t seem very improved, especially compared to LTE devices, Glass and metal design is beautiful, but easy to shatter